November 3rd


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1900

123 years ago

The first significant car show in the United States opened in New York City Read more…

1901

122 years ago

The first motor race in Japan was held Read more…

1904

119 years ago

Charles J Glidden donated a trophy to the American Automobile Association to be awarded to the winner of the upcoming Glidden Tour, a reliability run for automobiles Read more…

1911

112 years ago

Louis Chevrolet and William C Read more…

1916

107 years ago

The British Ministry of Munitions prohibited the production of non-military motorcycles Read more…

1919

104 years ago

The HCS Motor Company of Indianapolis, US was incorporated with James C Murdock as Chairman of the Board, Harry C Stutz as President, Samuel T Murdock as Vice President, A Gordon Murdock as Secretary and Henry F Campbell as Treasurer Read more…

1930

93 years ago

The first vehicular tunnel to a foreign country opened, from Detroit (US) to Windsor (Canada) Read more…

1945

78 years ago

T H Augustus Duncombe (78), a medical doctor and motoring enthusiast who invented free wheeling, died in Pontiac, Michigan, US Read more…

1953

70 years ago

The Dodge Firearrow show car with body by Carrozzeria Ghia was introduced Read more…

1956

67 years ago

John Davenport Siddeley (87), Lord Kenilworth, Chairman of the Armstrong-Siddeley Motors Ltd Read more…

1962

61 years ago

The eleventh president of General Motors, Harlow “Red” Curtice (69), died of heart failure Read more…

1962

61 years ago

David Piper and Bruce Johnstone drove a Ferrari 250 GTO to victory in the Kyalami 9 Hours race in South Africa Read more…

1963

60 years ago

Joe Weatherly finished 7th in the season ending Golden State 400 at Riverside International Raceway to retain NASCAR Sprint Cup by 2,228 points from 14-time winner Richard Petty Read more…

1965

58 years ago

The Bugatti Revival Car concept, built by Ghia on the last Bugatti Type 101 chassis was shown at the Turin Motor Show in 1965, but it failed to spark another revival of that marque Read more…

1965

58 years ago

Inspired by the Ford GT40, the Lamborghini Miura astonished showgoers at the 1965 Turin Motor Show where only the chassis was shown, with multiple orders being placed despite the lack of an actual body Read more…

1966

57 years ago

The Maserati Ghibli, a two-door, two-seater coupe debuted at the Turin Motor Show Read more…

1968

55 years ago

Graham Hill completed his second world championship with victory at the Mexican Grand Prix, narrowly pushing Jackie Stewart into second place Read more…

1977

46 years ago

Reid Railton (82) designer of land speed record cars and the Hudson-based 1933-1950 Railton sports car, died in California, US Read more…

1982

41 years ago

FIA declared that beginning in 1993, all Formula 1 cars must have flat bottoms Read more…

1982

41 years ago

Hundreds were killed in the 1 Read more…

1985

38 years ago

Keke Rosberg signed off from Williams with victory in the inaugural Australian Grand Prix in Adelaide in front of 110,000 and in 30 degree heat Read more…

1985

38 years ago

Bill Elliott landed a season sweep of events at Atlanta Motor Speedway (Georgia, US), clinching his 11th win of the year in the Atlanta Journal 500 Read more…

1991

32 years ago

World Champion Ayrton Senna was declared winner of the shortest Grand Prix in history Read more…

1991

32 years ago

Davey Allison led the final 60 laps to win the Pyroil 500 at Phoenix, Arizona, US Read more…

1995

28 years ago

A team of British soldiers from the 21st Engineer Regiment broke all speed records in the construction of a bridge capable of transporting military vehicles Read more…

1995

28 years ago

The US Postal Service issued 5 antique automobile stamps in New York City – the Dallison-designed stamps portray an 1893 Duryea, 1894 Haynes, 1898 Columbia, 1899 Winton, and 1901 White Read more…

1999

24 years ago

Ian Bannen (71), Scottish character actor and occasional leading man, died in a car accident, at Knockies Straight, near Loch Ness, Scotland Read more…

2002

21 years ago

With three races left in the 2002 NASCAR Winston Cup Series season, Tony Stewart led Mark Martin by 146 points Read more…

2007

16 years ago

The late George Harrison’s legendary Aston Martin DB5 was sold at auction for an impressive $464,736, exceeding its original sales estimate of between $250,000 – $300,000 U Read more…

2007

16 years ago

Eighteen big rigs were involved in the massive pileup on Highway 99 just south of Fresno, California (US), as patches of dense fog obscured visibility on the heavily traveled roadway Read more…

2007

16 years ago

Building work began in Abu Dhabi on the world’s first Ferrari theme park Read more…

2014

9 years ago

The acclaimed book, 365 Days of Motoring by Nigel P Freestone was published by Summersdale Read more…

2014

9 years ago

In Massachusetts, US Tom Magliozzi (77), the elder brother of NPR’s “Car Talk” brothers, died Read more…

2016

7 years ago

The White House said it would establish 48 national electric-vehicle (EV) charging networks on nearly 25,000 miles of highways in 35 US states Read more…

2020

3 years ago

Electric Bentley’s Read more…

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